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Old Oct 7th 2007, 7:58 pm
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I don't tip. Never have.

Money is too precious to give away.

My American friends think I'm Scrooge.

They dish out five and ten bucks each time they eat.

If I go to a restaurant, I pay for the meal and thats that. They get the profit off the food.

Anyone else feel uncomfortable with the free-spending Americans?
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 8:02 pm
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I have a question: Why don't you just put all your negative posts in the MBTUK forum??
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 8:09 pm
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I have a question: Why don't you just put all your negative posts in the MBTUK forum??
Its not a negative post. Its an observation on US life.
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 8:10 pm
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Its not a negative post. Its an observation on US life.
I think it tells us more about you than about US life
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I think it tells us more about you than about US life
Exactly
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by lanky spoken here View Post
I don't tip. Never have.

Money is too precious to give away.

My American friends think I'm Scrooge.

They dish out five and ten bucks each time they eat.

If I go to a restaurant, I pay for the meal and thats that. They get the profit off the food.

Anyone else feel uncomfortable with the free-spending Americans?

I'm uncomfortable with the fact you are a behaving in a disgraceful way

the majority of servers either have no hourly wage or make $2 an hour and tips make up their income.

I don;t agree with the system but it is what it is

hopefully you are just ignorant of the system and not just a jack-ass
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 8:30 pm
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hopefully you are just ignorant of the system and not just a jack-ass
I go for the latter ..
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by lanky spoken here View Post
I don't tip. Never have.

Money is too precious to give away.

My American friends think I'm Scrooge.

They dish out five and ten bucks each time they eat.

If I go to a restaurant, I pay for the meal and thats that. They get the profit off the food.

Anyone else feel uncomfortable with the free-spending Americans?
It's the restaurant owner that makes the profit from selling the food, not the wait staff.

If the service is good, I usually leave 15%-20%. I only very occasionally leave less (or nothing) if the wait staff behave like they don't need the tips (i.e., rudely). Some people punish the wait staff for the quality of the food but I think it goes on how the wait staff behave, not whether the chef is crap or the restaurant owner is too cheap to buy good ingredients. If somene can keep smiling and be polite at the end of a long shift dealing with rude customers, I think they deserve my cash.

I think last time you were in a restaurant, the waiter must have spilt some food on you - it looks like you have a chip on your shoulder ...
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I think it tells us more about you than about US life
SNAP!
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 9:36 pm
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I was just in France and Italy and was at a loss to know how and when to tip.
Some places include the tip then there's a cover charge and then there's a 20% vat.
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by lanky spoken here View Post
I don't tip. Never have.

Money is too precious to give away.

My American friends think I'm Scrooge.

They dish out five and ten bucks each time they eat.

If I go to a restaurant, I pay for the meal and thats that. They get the profit off the food.

Anyone else feel uncomfortable with the free-spending Americans?
You are beginning to get seriously on my tits!! :curse:
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 10:07 pm
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You are beginning to get seriously on my tits!! :curse:

If I'd known how easy it was I'd have started months ago.
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 10:08 pm
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If I'd known how easy it was I'd have started months ago.
You would have started what, darling?

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Old Oct 7th 2007, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by surly View Post
I was just in France and Italy and was at a loss to know how and when to tip.
Some places include the tip then there's a cover charge and then there's a 20% vat.
In France, I believe the custom is to round up. (ex: your bill is 37 francs, and you would leave 40)

Granted - they weren't using the Euro the last time I was there, so my example is dated.
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Old Oct 7th 2007, 10:30 pm
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I always tip and find that if it's a regular resturant that you go to each time you go back you get better service, or always looked after.

Its a nice gesture for being taken care of and to be honest it always makes me happy when someone is so grateful if you tip well.

I have in the past worked as a waitress and that 2nd job came in very handy it paid for the cosmetic dentist lol $5,000 and it was paid on a few months tips but I busted my ass lol.

Servers do not get the profit off the food the owners do.... I am pleased I am was not a server at your table or you might of been wearing your food the next time you came in...servers have good memories on who is a tight ass and who is not

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